At first, Lord Capulet wants Juliet to decide if she wants Paris. Then later, Capulet wants cheer Juliet up, after her cousin Tybalt dies. He decides to arrange a marriage between her and Paris. Juliet is actually more upset over her husband, Romeo, for being banished. Later, Lady Capulet breaks the news to Juliet about her marriage to Paris and Juliet is very unhappy. Lady Capulet tells Lord Capulet about her reaction and he gets very angry. Capulet gets into a big argument with Juliet. He threatens Juliet that she will marry Paris or die on the streets ( Act III, Scene V, Lines 160 - 195). Juliet’s parents and even her servant, who helped marry Romeo, really want her to marry Paris. Juliet, becoming desperate to stop her marriage, goes to Friar Lawrence and they make up a risky plan. This plan ultimately leads to her and Romeo’s
He changes his mind very quickly and can flip-flop between what he wants for Juliet. For example, as Paris and Capulet are talking to each other Paris asks Lord Capulet for his permission to marry Juliet. Capulet then replies, “My will to her consent is but a part. And, she agreed, within her scope of choice lies my consent and fair according voice.” (1.2.17-19). In this quote, Lord Capulet is saying that his decision is only a part and if Juliet agrees to marry Paris his blessing will confirm her choice. Soon after Tybalt’s death, Capulet and Paris speak to one another once again. Tybalt suggests marrying Juliet to stop her mourning over the death of her cousin, Tybalt, and Lord Capulet agrees. Once Lord Capulet hears Juliet’s perspective on not marrying Paris he threatens her by saying, “I tell thee what: get thee to church o’ Thursday, or never after look me in the face” (3.5.167-168). This quote shows that Lord Capulet is forcing Juliet to marry Paris or else she cannot return back home. He doesn’t listen to Juliet’s opinion and seems to not care if she is happy or not with the marriage. This proves that Lord Capulet is fickle and is most responsible for Juliet’s
Lord Capulet is very concerned that his daughter is too young to be married. He believes that she is still naive and has not adequately experienced enough in the world to be a great bride. For this reason, Lord Capulet denied Paris’ request in marriage. This demonstrates that Lord Capulet was protective of his daughter, and acts accordingly for the sake of her well-being. Juliet affirms her father’s decision, and in this way, allowing her to be obedient and loving to him. Lord Capulet’s responsible actions please Juliet to become obedient.
Romeo and Juliet, one of many Shakespeare tragedy plays, reveals that Shakespeare thinks love brings sorrow and grief. The play tells a story about “two star-crossed lovers” named Romeo and Juliet, who live in two different households that hate each other. Many problems arise with Romeo and Juliet loving each other, but being enemies in nature. The story is told by many characters, including Romeo and Juliet. Through this, Shakespeare uses dramatic irony, repetition of epithets, and pathos to show how love brings sorrow and grief.
This does not allow Juliet to make her own decision. An example of this is when Lady Capulet reinforces the plan in which Paris would be Juliet's husband, rather than letting Juliet choose who she marries. Lady Capulet speaks for Juliet when she says “marry, my child, early next Thursday morn.” Having little to no knowledge aforetime about this news, Juliet is utterly astonished. Lady Capulet continues by saying “[the] young and noble gentleman, the county Paris... shall happily make thee there a joyful bride” (III.v.112-115). After having already prepared her life with Romeo, Juliet is in disbelief that her mother would not attempt to step into her father's plan. Juliet lashes back at her mother by saying “I will not marry yet” and threatening that she would marry Romeo “whom you know I hate” rather than Paris (III.v.115-122). The lack of communication between the two characters makes them distant from one another, and the little effort provided by Lady Capulet to approach her daughter is the main reason for this occurrence. The control Lady Capulet has over different characters and her
Lord Capulet was completely fixated on the marriage of Juliet to Paris. As a result of this obsession he did not consider Juliets feelings on who she wanted to marry. Lord Capulet was motivated by his hatred for the Montagues. Consequently, Juliet felt that she had to go behind Capulet’s back to be with Romeo. In act three, Juliet respectfully expresses to Lord Capulet that she does not want to marry Paris by saying ”Not proud you have but thankful you have/proud can I never be of what I hate/but thankful even for hate that is meant to love.” However, he rejects her wishes. Lord Capulet continues to pressure Juliet to marry Paris. He does this knowing full well that she wants to marry Romeo. His persistence, and her reluctance to give in, makes Juliet’s longing for Romeo to increase.
After hearing about Romeo's banishment, Juliet becomes distressed, and locks herself in her room. Old Capulet converses with Paris about her change in heart, and converses with him about the details of the wedding. However, once Capulet tells Juliet about the upcoming wedding, Juliet refuses to marry Paris, causing Capulet
He starts out saying she does not have to marry him if she does not like him, but then he forces her to marry him. He forces her to marry Paris because Juliet has had enough time to choose a man to marry. Also he forces her to marry him because Paris and Lord Capulet have become good friends. When you force someone to do something they will do anything to not have to do it. When he forced Juliet to marry Paris , she will do anything to not marry him. Even if it means dying or faking her death.("DBQ: Romeo and Juliet: Who's to Blame". Doc.
Lord Capulet and Paris have some similar opinions of Juliet's marriage and so do Romeo and Friar which also influenced the end of the story negatively. Capulet thinks that Juliet should be married to Paris and Paris agrees with him. “But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart” (1.2.16) and Paris says “Younger than she are happy mothers made” (1.2.12). This means that Capulet is encouraging Paris to get Juliet’s heart and Paris influences him by telling him younger woman than her are married and happy mothers. This determines that the two of them want Juliet to get married to Paris because Capulet tells
Despite the fact that lord Capulet was against Paris and Juliet’s marriage at the beginning, he soon changes his mind. This is proven by the quote; ‘A ‘Thursday let it be- a ‘Thursday, tell her, she shall be married to this noble earl’. The reason towards lord Capulet’s haste was because he did not want his daughter to grief over Tybalts death. This shows us how much he cares for Juliet. In addition to this, lord Capulet believes that Juliet would accept this marriage, as he is all a girl can wish for; wealth and a high status. However, lord Capulet himself is nearly fifty years old while lady Capulet is in her thirties, so he has good reasons to thinking a young wife is trouble. On the other hand, Juliet is his only surviving child, so when young Tybalt is killed unexpectedly in his duel with Romeo, lord Capulet remembers how easily young people die in medieval Verona - and decides that he wants Juliet to marry Paris as soon as possible. This shows us how Capulet’s concern towards Juliet’s future is overpowering his concern towards her feelings.
Throughout the course of Romeo and Juliet, another important character, Lord Capulet, undergoes significant change. Towards the beginning of the play, Lord Capulet is introduced as being very caring and looking out for the best interests of Juliet - his daughter. In fact, after Paris - a wealthy kinsman - asks for his daughter’s hand in marriage, Lord Capulet states, “she hath not seen the change of fourteen years./ Let two more summers wither in their pride.” This demonstrates Lord Capulet’s affection and concern for his daughter and her well-being. He wishes for her to be more mature before marriage, and as a result does not accept to her marrying Paris.
He has planned for her to get married with Paris. “...Boo woo her, gentle Paris get her heart, My will to her consent is but a part….”. (DBQ: Who's to Blame, Document D). She knows that she cannot get married with him because she is married to Romeo so she says no to her father. Capulet does not take the news well and starts arguing with her. “...But fettle your fine joints ‘gainst Thursday next, To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither. Out, you green-sickness carrion! out, you baggage!...”. (DBQ: Who’s to Blame, Document D). He does not want her talking or facing him at all if she does not marry Paris. This is the second time that he promises Paris Juliet’s hand in
At the outset, when Capulet is talking about marriage proposals to Paris, he shows his fatherly love and concern for his daughter and her happiness. He doesn’t want to marry her off too early, or force her to marry someone that she doesn’t like. He conveys this by saying, “Earth hath swallowed all my hoped but she… woo her gentle Paris, and her consent is but a part.” This shows that Capulet cares about Juliet because she is the only hope that he has left. He tells Paris to “woo her gently” and not to push, or pressurise Juliet into marrying him, this shows his concern about her. In addition to that, Capulet tells Paris that Juliet’s “consent is but a part” which shows his consideration and trust in Juliet, that she is allowed to have her say in the marriage and that he trusts her to choose the right husband. He also doesn’t want her to marry at such a young age; this is made clear when he says “let two more summers wither in their pride